Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

by Michael Atkinson
     
 

For many, Blue Velvet is David Lynch's masterpiece. It crystallises many of his chief preoccupations: the evil and violence underlying the surface of suburbia, the seedy by-ways of sexuality, the frightening appearance of the adult world to a child's eyes. In this intricate and layered reading of the film, Michael Atkinson analyses Blue Velvet as

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For many, Blue Velvet is David Lynch's masterpiece. It crystallises many of his chief preoccupations: the evil and violence underlying the surface of suburbia, the seedy by-ways of sexuality, the frightening appearance of the adult world to a child's eyes. In this intricate and layered reading of the film, Michael Atkinson analyses Blue Velvet as the definitive expression of the traumatized innocence which characterizes Lynch's work.

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David Sterritt
...[A] valuable resource for anyone wanting to understand the picture.
The Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851705590
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
BFI Modern Classics Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.25(d)

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